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What You Need to Know About Omega Watches

What You Need to Know About Omega Watches

Omega Watches: A Brief History

Omega SA is a high-end watch company based in Biel/Bienne Switzerland. Omega is currently owned by the Swatch Group. The forerunner of Omega was founded at La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland in 1848 by 23-year-old Louis Brandt. After his death, his two sons Louis-Paul and César Brandt built one of Switzerland’s largest watch companies. They both passed away in 1903 and left the company in the hands of four young people, the oldest of whom, Paul-Emile Brandt, was not yet 24 but who eventually became the great architect and builder of Omega. His influence would be felt over the next half-century. Omega is still one of the world’s most recognizable watch brands today.

As with other luxury watchmakers, Omega has a staggering number of models in various collections, which are updated regularly. Finding a specific Omega watch can be a difficult task due to sheer volume, but don’t worry, I’ll try to help you out. I have an affinity for Omega watches since my father gave me a 1971 Omega Seamaster Cosmic. When it was time for me to get my own, a Seamaster was the natural choice.

Omega Collections

Omega designs watches for men and for women in 5 collections:

1. Constellation

2. Seamaster

3. Speedmaster

4. De Ville

5. Specialties

If you’re shopping for an Omega watch, you’ll generally find the first four collections available online. As for the fifth, Specialties are exactly that… specialties (like Beijing 2008), so they’re quite rare. I would suggest learning about them on the Omega website before deciding to make a purchase. Buying an Omega watch is a big deal, so you want to do your research and take your time unless you know EXACTLY what you’re looking for.

Omega watches are identified by their Reference number, which is unique to each particular model for that given iteration, typically in an ####.##.00 format. For example, two Speedmaster Professional watches may have different reference numbers based on the model year and the case, dial and bracelet colours. An auction site like eBay is a great place to find authentic Omega watches at good prices. However, once you’ve identified a particular watch you may be interested in, I highly recommend copying the Reference number and visiting the Omega website search page to get a positive identification on the auctioned watch.

Omega Watches With No Name

A practice that was discontinued some 20 years ago, was to on occasion omit the model series name on the face of the watch and simply use the Omega company name. When Omega designed a watch for a particular audience, then it would add the model series to the face. The Omega Railmaster is one such example when it was launched in 1957, but the name has now stuck. Even today, some Omega De Ville watches omit the De Ville name to keep the face less cluttered and more elegant.

A final note about no-name Omega watches is that from the 1960s to the early 1980s, …

Crush It on Amazon With Great Product Photography

Crush It on Amazon With Great Product Photography

Want to get more clicks & conversions on your Amazon listings? Upgrade your product photos with these guidelines.

Main Image

The main image is the first thing customers see. Since it appears as the thumbnail image when a shopper searches for a product, this picture will determine whether the customer even clicks on your listing. It’s important that it stands up to the competition!

Amazon has strict standards for the main image. Here’s a quick summary:

– Must be edited to have a pure white background (RGB 255, 255, 255).

– Must contain the full product, and ONLY the product. No confusing additional objects.

– Must be a professional-quality image: in focus, full color, and well-lit. No dark, grainy, or blurry images.

– Must fill 85% of frame or more.

– No additional text, graphics, or inset images.

All those rules can be hard to keep track of, but it’s necessary to do so. If the main photo is not up to Amazon’s standards, your listing could be suspended, costing you lots of time, stress, and money!

Beyond that, I suggest shooting the product from straight on-no weird angles. Make sure the lighting is natural looking and that the product appears true to color in the photo. Check out your competition, if possible. Imitate the photos that look and perform the best on Amazon. Also, pretend you are the customer. Which listings make you want to click? How can you arrange the product to make it look its best?

Supporting Images

The supporting images count, too! I suggest adding 5 to 8 photos that showcase the product in different ways. Here are some tips for getting the most out of your supporting images:

Show the Scale-Supporting images allow you to use backgrounds or other objects in order to showcase the size and scale of the product. Think everyday life and where/when/how your product will be used. If it requires snow – find snow! Does it go on a car? Head out to the garage. One of the easiest things to do is simply ask someone to hold it while you take a picture. Hands are a great way to demonstrate scale.

For example, I recently had to photograph a finger brace with lots of confusing straps and Velcro pieces. First of all, the product simply didn’t photograph well on its own-it just looked like a jumbled pile of Velcro. Plus, it was hard to figure out how the brace fit onto a hand. That photo shoot definitely required a hand model, both to make the product look good and to inform consumers on how to use it.

Use Informational Graphics-Though graphics of any kind are prohibited in the main image of an Amazon listing, you’re allowed to use them in your subsequent images. You can use text and arrows to point out the features and benefits of the product and show its exact dimensions. You can also add badges (such as “Quality Guaranteed” or “BPA Free”) which I highly suggest …

It All Began in a Single Vacuum Cleaner

It All Began in a Single Vacuum Cleaner

The history of the Electrolux Corporation did not start with the mighty "dollar" if one would ever interpret it this way, although there was a start of a big corporate organization with a handful of well-pocked gentlemen ready for turnover of big incorporated capital stocks to Start on a highly sophisticated corporation.

It was the other way around, for it started very humbly on "sales" some 90 years ago on one of the most celebrated appliance-unit, the "vacuum cleaner" of today's giant Electrolux Corporate Groups.

The Electrolux Vacuum Cleaner is the solid core of today's Electrolux business conglomerate. Less than a century ago, Axel Wenner-Gren, on a one-time window-shop-stroll through the busy streets of Vienna, Austria, he saw a vacuum cleaner in one of the shop windows.

An insight immediately came into mind, "What if every household will have the good chance to own one like it, life will be easier and happy." Leave the rest to history, for that single idea in selling the vacuum cleaners "house to house" has revolutionized into what is at present quality brand in appliance, Electrolux.

SUPERIOR MODEL TYPES ELECTROLUX VACUUM CLEANERS

Combines beautiful designs, best technical innovative features, and credibility in function, it tackles all tasks in the home to make easy and happier lives of people. Electrolux prices are far below the ordinary cost of other vacuum cleaners comparing in levels of its remarkable quality.

* Electrolux Oxygen 3 Ultra Canister (New Model) – This model features a full-sized power head with automatic electronics that leads the vacuum to adjust tasks to type of floor or any surface. Cleans 99.97% of all dusts and allergens and picks up the smallest particles. Price: $ 429.99.

* Electrolux Oxygen 3 Canister – made with a low-profile nozzle specifically to clean hard floors, and low level carpets. By pressing the vacuum handle chord automatically rewinds. Price: $ 348.

* Electrolux Oxygen 3 Upright – best for all kinds of modern-day floors. It's electronically adjusted to reach out heights. Push buttoned, nozzle for cleaning all types of floors. Price: $ 379.99.

* Electrolux Harmony – considered the quietest of all vacuum cleaners, powerful sound insulated motor with low nozzle, and turbo nozzle to clean pets' hair. Catch 99.97% dust and airborne allergen. Provided soft ergonomic handles for comfortable touch and grip. $ 274.

* Electrolux ProntoTM "2-in-1" – a model feature that allows you to reach anywhere. It has a 180-degree swivel head that allows cleaning anywhere around and under. Price: $ 99.99.

* Electrolux Trilobite – a robot vacuum made on a three sound navigation, and has three cleaning modes, the normal, the quick, and on the spot vacuuming. Has a charging station where the cleaning docks automatically. Price: $ 1,699.99.

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners are the best selling items. They specialize in this kind of appliance-unit. Non-stop researchers for new and better designs and best in features are primary Electrolux concerns ever since. …

The Difference Between A Model And A Beauty Queen

The Difference Between A Model And A Beauty Queen

There is a huge difference between beauty pageants and modelling. Pageant kids are brought up believing that the spotlight is all about them; how they look, what they can do and how they come across as an individual. They are taught to sell themselves. Unfortunately, in the real fashion world, it is all about the product and selling the product. Although fashion and runway models do need to have specific aesthetic qualities and certain skills, their main purpose is to make a product look good, excite the customer and make them want to buy.

Pageant mums are known for being extremely competitive. They all want to be at the top of the game, knowing the most about the industry, winning the most titles and crowns and having the most beautiful, talented, world-peace loving child in the whole entire world. But what these mums don’t realise is that they are selling their children false hope when they promise them that, one day, all of the late rehearsals, dance classes, American history lessons and hair tugging will be worth it. This is not the case. So many young pageant princesses dreams are crushed when they discover that all those years of intense training; skipping rhythmically down the runway, smiling all teeth bared and cutely flipping their hair as they wink and flirt with the audience, has actually moulded them into exactly what a fashion agency is not looking for in a high-fashion model.

A huge amount of time, effort and money is put into beauty pageants. A lot of pageant mums will hire pageant coaches and dance coaches, both at a great cost. They will then spend a fortune on outfits for each of the different rounds. Elaborate, custom-made ball gowns, one of a kind swimwear pieces, costumes, props and stage fixtures for the talent show, crowning gowns etc. Then there’s the foot high, 30 inch long hair pieces, custom moulded dental flippers to hide any baby/imperfect teeth, copious pairs of diamond encrusted shoes, fake lashes, jar after jar and tube after tube of bright pink blusher, thick stage foundation, lipstick and glitter. All of this is used to enhance the pageant princess’ features, body and overall image and make them look as un-lifelike as possible, all in the hope of being crowned Queen of Pageant.

Fashion designers will also invest an enormous amount of time, effort and money into a fashion show for their clothing. This money will be spent on lighting, sound engineers, stage support, models, stylists and hair and make-up artists, all geared towards ensuring that their clothes attract the audience of buyers and celebrities.

Unlike pageant girls, runway models do not try to steal the show. The point of a fashion show is to sell clothes, not people. If the model blew kisses, danced around the stage like a fairy, distracting the audience and did not make the dress look good, the designer would not sell their clothes and therefore not have a business. This is why pageant …

LED Hula Hoop Product Review Guide

LED Hula Hoop Product Review Guide

LED Hula Hoop Product Review Guide

A great way to add some extra excitement to your 'Hula Hooping' is by using a dazzling, brightly glowing LED Hula Hoop. These 'futuristic' Hula Hoops utilize some of the latest technology such as programmable software, USB adaptability and wireless remote controls to help you put on an amazing fluorescent display of lights and patterns every time you swirl your hoop.

There is a huge selection of different LED Hula Hoops available out there on the market so we've compiled a comprehensive list detailing the features of some of the very best. With a wide variety of different manufacturer's and customizable options to choose from, there is guaranteed to be a LED Hula Hoop to suit people of any age, shape or size.

Best LED Hula Hoops

Atomic Evoke – by Astral Hoops

The Atomic Evoke LED Hula Hoop is the 4th generation model from Astral Hoops and was specifically designed for the more serious and professional 'Hoopers'. Professional performers have used the Atomic Evoke to captivate audiences on entertainment stages all over the world. With over 165 mode selections and preset functions to choose from, you are guaranteed to find the perfect light patterns and displays to compliment your LED Hula Hooping routine.

Specifications & Features

Manufacturer: Astral Hoops

Price: $ 339 + shipping (with coupon code: Isabel)

Sizes: 13 "-45" inside diameter

Tubing: 5/8 ", 3/4" [Polypro], 5/8 ", 3/4", 7/8 ", 1" [HDPE]

Weight: ~ 8 ounces (30 "ID, 5/8" PP, light battery option)

Availability: Now, 1-3 weeks build time.

Seamless LED's (no gap): YES (on models other than 5/8 tubing)

Favorite Mode Save: YES

Adjustable Brightness: YES

Pattern Customizability: LOW – You can customize presets with modes to create custom light shoes, even you can not customize it actual light patterns.

Warranty: 1 Year

Remote Control: NO

Removable Battery (can keep extras handy): NO

Mode Selection: Select from 165 different modes. Access favorite modes quickly with preset feature. Cycle through presets or mode sets at 10s or 30s intervals using scan feature. Two random pattern generation modes.

HELIX – by Proton Labs

The Helix LED Hula Hoop by Proton Labs boasts some amazing features that will allow you to customize your performance and put on a dazzling light display. This LED Hula Hoop is designed with 256 preset functions, a custom designed graphics processor, 3 different shuffle modes that fade into new patterns while you swirl, and a sophisticated energy management system that gives you a massive 10 hours of battery life! Proton Labs claim that their Helix LED Hoops actually spin 4 times faster than similar LED Hula Hoops on the market so they guarantee an amazing light show whenever their hoops are spinning.

Specifications & Features

Manufacturer: Proton Labs

Price: $ 360 + shipping (with $ 40 off sale)

Sizes: 26 "-36" inside diameter

Tubing: 3/4 "Polypro, 3/4" HDPE

Weight: ~ 11.2 ounces (31 "ID PP)

Availability: Now, 1-4 weeks build time

Seamless LED's (no gaps): NO

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The Beauty Of This Online Business – Affiliate Marketing

The Beauty Of This Online Business – Affiliate Marketing

Most of the people out there complaint that online business is a fraud. It is rendered as myth. There are two reasons why they do not believe in online business – they never tried it with their own hand and effort, or they failed hard from their past experiences. Let’s forget about the group on never really take any action on building their own online business yet complaint the online business model is just a myth. They are the naysayers. I will talk on the group that failed hard from their past experience.

The reason why many people failed from their online business venture is because they do not follow the blueprint, or the ultimate system to create wealth online. They are always changing the direction of the sailing ship, which eventually sail to nowhere. It simply means they are always attracted by the next shiny objects out there in online business. They quickly jump to another object before they can master the current job.

One of the shiny object that most people fall for, and many time, failed hard from it in online business, is product creation (digital product). The idea of product creation sounds magical and wonderful to many people. The notion of owning entirely something that they created, with their name attach to the product, is feeding their gratification. Here’s a hard cruel solid fact about product creation: most of the digital products that were created by amateur online marketer still sit on their digital bookshelf! Simply put, the digital products are not generating a single dollar for them.

It is a stone cold fact that sales and marketing is the number one skill in making money online. It is the holy grail of any online business. Without the possession of mature sales and marketing skills, product creation is just a wild goose chase. You may be good in creating a product, but without sales and marketing in place, no one will know your product existence.

That’s why it is extremely important for an online marketer to first possess the sales and marketing skills, before they jump to product creation. The best place to learn, train and improve sales and marketing skills is through AFFILIATE MARKETING. By leveraging other people’s hard work, all you need to do is to carry out the sales and marketing part which involves driving traffic, converting those traffic and earning money from it. This way, you can learn sales and marketing effectively. Since the product belongs to someone else, and they had put in the hard work in creating the product, you have all the more reason to say that affiliate marketing is by far the best place to learn sales and marketing, which is the holy grail of online business.

The truth of the matter is that you should be selling and promoting other people’s products from your own website as if those products are yours!…

Garage Door

Garage Door

If you've ever driven through Levittown, Long Island, you've seen the paradigm of post-World War II housing. Designed for the young parents who were giving birth to the baby boom generation, Levittown homes were built in accordance with the principles of pre-fabricated housing constructed for servicemen, but they incorporated the "must-haves" of post-war life: big yards , Modern appliances, a television antenna, and other conveniences. Promotional photos for Levittown over a period of years show that the evolution of the garage followed major trends in the changing American lifestyle.

The earliest house plans from the 1940s show boxy, Cape Cod-style homes with a living room, dining room, bath, and two bedrooms. There were no driveways: the single car owned by most families was parked on the street. By 1950, the company brochure offered five homes in a modified Cape Cod / Ranch style, each with a driveway leading to a single attached carport. And in the sister suburb of Levittown, PA, in 1954, the developers presented a variety of homes that incorporated the latest essential in home design – an enclosed garage.

Today, if you drive through even the most moderate suburban neighborhood, you're likely to see a gaping, two-or three-garage garage opening directly onto the street, with living quarters sprawling behind and above. The garage has become the fa├žade of the modern American home.

The growth in the importance of the garage has coincided with the presence of more and more cars in the typical American family. When Henry Ford lowered the price of his model T so that "the workers who build them can afford to buy them," the option of owning an automobile became a reality for families of modest means, and through the decades from 1910 to 1930 car ownership Grow steadily.

Auto sales fell as World War II limited both income and the availability of raw materials, but millions more women learned to drive as they filled jobs previously held by servicemen. By the time the subdivision building boom began shortly after the war, almost any young couple could afford a house for $ 8,000 and an $ 800-dollar station wagon. Typically, after driving her husband to the commuter train station, the housewife used the car to shop and run errands. (African American and other minority families, including Jews in many suburbs, were shut out of housing opportunities by restrictive covenants in the North and Jim Crow laws in the South. But that's another story.)

Soon, though, a single car was not enough: Dad wanted the family car, and Mom needed her own. By the 1960s, it was not uncommon for a teen to get a vehicle – often a grandparent's old car – for his 16th birthday. Instead of parking on the street or under a single carport, a family now needed at least a double garage plus room to park a third or even fourth vehicle. Today, in addition to a garage for two cars (or, more likely, one car plus an attic's …

How to Overcome Bullying

How to Overcome Bullying

Everyone has their ups and downs in life. Some people get past tough situations while others go deep into it and often suffer from depression and anxiety. Here are some tips to overcome bullying:

  1. Get to know about bullying. Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior. There are many reasons for a normal human being to turn into a bully.

    When people have gone through mental harassment and abusing situations at home or in any other place, they will choose bullying as an option to look superior in front of others.

  • Bullies have, at some point, been bullied themselves.
  • Getting jealous of others and being insecure can also be reasons.

If you are being bullied or if you are bullying someone else, instead of staying silent, speak up and try to overcome this!

  1. Speak to the bully. To explain it with an example, sometimes your friends or people at home might get upset because of something you’ve said without knowing it will hurt them. In a similar way, the person who is bullying you may have no idea that it is affecting you. When you speak with them about it, chances are they will understand and stop doing it. Also, you should speak to them only if you think they will understand you.
  2. Stop being silent: When you are being bullied, you may undergo a lot of stress. This makes people unproductive in their work and leads to depression. More than 50% of the people who undergo bullying fail to report it out of embarrassment or maybe the lack of faith in authorities. But it is very important to speak up. Even if you don’t want to report it, speak about it with your teacher/parent/guardian/caretaker or anyone else you trust.
  3. When to report it to the police? Bullying is a criminal offense. You can decide which action upsets you the most. If someone physically or sexually attacks you or shares your images or private information online, it is a crime. You should probably reach out to the police department and file a complaint.
  4. Stop feeling inferior. Besides sexuality, gender, identity, race and disability, another common reason people experience bullying is the inferior feeling they have of themselves. You should know that if a person is bullying you, it is his/her problem and not yours.
  5. Avoid being isolated. Even though you’d want to stay isolated, it is not advisable. Staying away from any sort of support is not going to resolve the issue, instead it makes things worse. It may feel like staying alone gives you peace of mind but it actually puts you in a state where you are being controlled by what happened.
  6. Take care of your health: Healthy eating along with a perfect exercise routine can really improve your physical and mental health. This also helps in stress reduction and clears your mind. Cooking, yoga, craft work, and pottery are good hobbies to help you take your mind off negative thoughts.
  7. Fix your role models. It is
4 Tips Before You Begin a 3D Origami Model

4 Tips Before You Begin a 3D Origami Model

3D Origami is an ancient paper folding originated from China; it consists of making triangular modules using a small rectangular sheet of paper. Each finished 3D Origami model may consists of a large number of triangular modular units. Below are the 3 tips that can help you to have a smooth journey in your model creation.

1. Choose the right kind of paper

Choosing the right kind of paper is critical in making your 3D model because it is recommended to use a thicker paper rather than the usual origami paper. For my models, I use the paper for printing, where you can find it in any store.

2. Visualize, draw or sketch your model

Have a sketch or a visual of the 3D model that you are creating. You must always plan first before making the model so you will have in mind the colors, materials and pieces that you will need to complete your 3D origami.

3. Star off with easy ones

Don’t start off with big projects, which requires a lot of pieces or projects that includes different kinds of shapes or forms. Start off with simple shapes, like a circle. As you makes more and more you will be able to grasp the techniques or creating and shaping into make different forms and shapes.

4. Pause and take a break

Don’t rush to finish your craft, from my experience I have realized that when I rush to finish a project the quality degrades and you might have wasted all your time and sometimes you might have to redo the full model again. Therefore, take a break as often as you can. The purpose of doing origami is for you to relax and have fun.…

The Low-Down on This Summer’s Shades

The Low-Down on This Summer’s Shades

It seems like there is a worldwide plot to alter trends in sunglasses on a nearly yearly basis. It fails of course, but eventually something that should have never been in the first place becomes a trend through sheer persistence. Growing up we had a drawer in our house that held nothing but sunglasses of every size, shape and color. My parents finally sold that house and while moving them recently we rediscovered the drawer. Inside was a fifty year history of sunglasses in America. My sisters inspected each pair recalling who they belonged to and what vacation they were from or what boy they were dating at the time. My two daughters were of course ecstatic and gleefully picked out the ones they wanted, which was nearly all of them.

Back then only a few designers had gotten into the sunglasses game. We of course had Ray-Bans and Oakleys, which cost plenty, but there were no Dior, Gucci or Armani sunglasses to be found when I was growing up. Today you can’t throw a stick in an optometrist’s office without hitting a dozen designer frames. I’m not so vain that I will only wear the latest fashions, but if I’m dropping some money on a pair I prefer to get something that’s at least in style right now.

Oversized sunglasses are still in for better or worse. I tried a few frames by Gucci and Prada and laughed because some were so big they looked more like a mask than sunglasses. No, I don’t have an especially small face. Like all designer trends, they’ve taken it a step closer to ridiculous in an attempt to be unique. What is new is the variety of lens shapes and colors. I still can’t look at them without thinking of Charlie’s Angels.

Aviator glasses are also still in, but have undergone some kind of fashion inflicted mutation. Double frames, rose tinted gradient lenses, oh my. These have never been my go to as they just simply look like dude glasses. It doesn’t matter how well you do your hair, how sexy you dress or even how red your lipstick is, you still look like you’re wearing your brother’s sunglasses.

Of course cat eye sunglasses are back because they’re fabulous. I’m hoping this is a style that never goes away and even if it does I’m still wearing them until the day I die. I had a pair of black and green Armani’s with full tint lenses that made the beach at noon look like the dark side of the moon. I tried to find another pair after mine were lost somewhere between Nassau and Chicago, but they don’t sell that model anymore which is horrible.

If you do pick up a new pair of sunglasses this summer, remember not to throw your old ones out. Put them in that drawer with all the others so that someday you can pass them on. Plus you never know, they could come back in style.…